22 May 2018 Cucumbers

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Six hills of cucumbers were planted.(about ten plants) They are guided by a wire trellis to contain from spreading. Some are used for the fresh table and the remainder are made into juice.They have been growing from seed in the greenhouse for a month to establish strong roots, and give an advanced start on the season.

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22 May 2018 Parsley

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Three containers of parsley were placed in the out door garden. I use it as a condiment for my many juices.

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22 May 2018 Basil

22 May 2018 Basil
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Six basil plants were planted in the outdoor garden. Basil can withstand no frost. It is kept in the greenhouse to establish strong roots for about two weeks. Purchased from a supplier.

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20 May 2018 Making Tempeh

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Tempeh is a complete protein. It is easy to make in the home. There are several stages. 1.Boil about one liter of soy beans. Cool and remove the skins. 2.Pressure cook for one hour. 3.Cool and mix the starter. Place in molds. 4. Place in a fermenter for 30 hours. DONE.

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21 May 2018 Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

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The pawpaw tree (2) is starting to grow. The flowers are produced prior to the leaves emerging. Both trees are very healthy. There should be a good harvest of fruit this year, since there was no late Spring frost.

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21 May 2018 Asparagus

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Asparagus picked today. 626 grams

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21 May 2018 Black diamond dinosaur Kale

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Six Kale seedlings were planted. Kale is a prolific producer. The plants were purchased from a grower and kept in my greenhouse to produce roots for about two weeks. I never see any bugs on the kale. The leaves are picked as required during the growing season.

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20 May 2018 Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

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Perennial bleeding heart is in full bloom. It is cut back to ground level in the Fall. It need some shade.

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19 May 2018 Fern-Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

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A perennial produces every year. Lasts a week or so and has the most beautiful red color.

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19 May 2018 Sweet Potato Slips

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Purchased ten potted purple sweet potato slips from a grower about 100 km at St. Catharines area, advertised in Kijiji at a cost of $2.00 per pot. There are few sellers of such in my area and often are just cuttings not potted to established roots.My favorite is the purple, which is not common in supermarkets. The slips are good quality. A bed was prepared for planting about 1 June.

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